I talk about an experience I had when called a slag for wearing a short skirt. I discuss how it impacted me on a rare night out without my children, and how verbal abuse of women is far too readily accepted in society.
The Writer Mum Podcast – Episode 064 – Sex Beyond Biology
Tonight I talk about schools only teaching the technical facts about sex leaves the humanity and fun of sex education being left to pornography. I discuss that girls are being expected to do things far more extreme than they are comfortable with, and boys don’t learn how to make sex pleasurable for both partners.
The Writer Mum Podcast – Episode 061 – The Doers, The Deniers, The Apologisers
I talk about men and the sexual abuse of women. How the men who rape and abuse are the worst, but how the men who deny it is a problem are making it harder and harder for the women in their lives to come forward when they’ve been assaulted.
Tonight I talk about the negative impact gender stereotyping has on children, and why it’s important we try to move forward as society to allow children to be children. Let toys be toys, let clothes by clothes, let kids be kids.
The Writer Mum Podcast – Episode 054 – Shame Them Whilst They’re Young
Today I talk about schools banning girls from wearing skirts or fitted clothes because it’s distracting for male pupils and staff. I discuss how this pattern of blaming girls for the behaviour of men starts at such a young age, and how it’s time to put an end to it.
The Writer Mum Podcast – Episode 022 – Teaching Consent
Tonight I talk about the importance of teaching children about consent, respecting that no means no, and the value in self respect. All without teaching them shame about their bodies or sexuality. And how difficult that is when they’re too young to understand why it’s important.